In the News

August 2014

Aug. 31, 2014 — With nearly 1,500 active clinical trials involving stem cells taking place in the United States, Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern and President-Elect of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, says it’s important to appreciate the rigorous process involved in developing successful stem cell therapies.

Read more about the current state of stem cell discovery and treatment development as reported by Healthline.


Aug. 29, 2014 — Hao Zhu, M.D., an Assistant Professor at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern, has been named one of the Dallas 40 by D Magazine. Read the article.


Aug. 11, 2014 — Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern have identified a gene that contributes to the development of several childhood cancers, in a study conducted with mice designed to model the cancers.

If the findings prove to be applicable to humans, the research could lead to new strategies for targeting certain childhood cancers at a molecular level.